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Why does Yahoo count so many more backlinks than Google?

Discussion in 'Yahoo' started by archard, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. #1
    Yahoo says I have over 15,000 backlinks whereas Google says I have 332. What's the deal here?
     
    archard, Apr 14, 2007 IP
  2. ly2

    ly2 Peon

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    It's always like that. I think Google only counts the best of the best as a backlink. They probably leave junk links like the ones in sigs and profiles out of their number.
     
    ly2, Apr 14, 2007 IP
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    If you site have 100 links from forums.digitalpoint.com google will count it one cause it is one site, but yahoo will count it 100.
     
    sakib000, Apr 15, 2007 IP
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    Yahoo will count on every link while Google only on quality site links. I like Yahoo because it updates backlinks much faster than Google.
     
    senloong, Apr 15, 2007 IP
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    Le GoogelGuRu Guest

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    Yeah, Google has like 20 backlinks for my site and Yahoo has over 2000.
     
    Le GoogelGuRu, Apr 15, 2007 IP
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    CReed Notable Member

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    Just because Google does not list all the backlinks doesn't mean they don't know about them.
     
    CReed, Apr 15, 2007 IP
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    #8
    Google's selection process is more rigorous than Yahoo for backlinks.
     
    artistlyrics, Apr 15, 2007 IP
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    I agree with you yahoo backlinks updates much faster than google. Google is strict in evaluating the quality of links.

     
    guia, Apr 15, 2007 IP
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    Janna122003 Banned

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    Google only display quality links but if you have an account in google webmaster tool you can see many backlinks in google.
     
    Janna122003, Apr 16, 2007 IP
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    I think both used their own strategy.
     
    imi_99, Apr 16, 2007 IP
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    Smaaz Notable Member

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    yahoo also counts links that contain rel="nofollow" as backlinks while google dosn't
     
    Smaaz, Apr 16, 2007 IP
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    I've never understood this.

    Seems like Google doesn't want to reveal everything, perhaps in hopes of making it harder to game their results.
     
    Comenius, Apr 16, 2007 IP
  14. exponent

    exponent Peon

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    Google and Yahoo crawlers view different pages. Yahoo may have some indexed sites that Google has left in the "dark web" and thus will show more backlinks.
     
    exponent, Apr 17, 2007 IP
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    tradeya Notable Member

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    they might wanna make your site look good :D this way will encourage people to use their services more.

    mainly just they dont want to show the same or similar no. with google so they try to make a different. they might thought that ok google count only the urls, but i will count them all! :rolleyes:
     
    tradeya, Apr 17, 2007 IP
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    i dunno...i checked the links back to my site on google sitemap and many of them weirdly come from MFA porn sites...:(
     
    quirkyericia, Apr 19, 2007 IP
  17. PioneerGold

    PioneerGold Well-Known Member

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    Google is not some pristine goddess who does no wrong!

    Using their webmaster tools, I have seen all kinds of manufactured links listed.

    These are links only created for the purpose of increasing link count.
     
    PioneerGold, Apr 19, 2007 IP
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    Probably one of the reasons that Google gives better results.
     
    Forsh, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    Richie_Ni Prominent Member

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    Google only shows a sample of your backlinks.
     
    Richie_Ni, Apr 21, 2007 IP
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    #20
    Google don't show all links.
     
    stallions, Apr 22, 2007 IP